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Foster Landing at Foster Homestead

 
 
Foster Landing at Foster Homestead Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, August 29, 2021
1. Foster Landing at Foster Homestead Marker
Inscription.  Flat-bottomed boats carried passengers and goods on the Duwamish River to and from the Green and Black rivers from 1854 to 1886. Names of the boats were the Minehaha, the Black Diamond, the Decatur, the Comet, and the Gem. A landing for the flat-bottomed boats was located approximately 100 yards south of the Foster homestead on the Duwamish River.
 
Erected 1989 by City of Tukwila • King County • Tukwila Historical Society.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceSettlements & SettlersWaterways & Vessels. A significant historical year for this entry is 1854.
 
Location. 47° 28.93′ N, 122° 16.047′ W. Marker is in Tukwila, Washington, in King County. Marker is at the intersection of Interurban Avenue South and 56h Avenue South, on the right when traveling north on Interurban Avenue South. Marker is on a concrete base along the Green River Trail before it crosses 56th Avenue South. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Seattle WA 98168, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Joseph Foster Tree (within shouting distance
Foster Landing at Foster Homestead Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, August 29, 2021
2. Foster Landing at Foster Homestead Marker
The Duwamish River in the background.
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of this marker); Seike Japanese Garden (approx. 1.7 miles away); The Victory Garden (approx. 1.7 miles away); Celebration Rose Garden (approx. 1.7 miles away); National Rosie the Riveter Memorial Rose Garden (approx. 1.7 miles away); Elda Behm's Paradise Garden (approx. 1.7 miles away); Barney Clark Memorial Court (approx. 2.3 miles away); The Freedom Shrine (approx. 2.4 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Tukwila History. Capsule history on the city's website. (Submitted on September 11, 2021, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.) 
 
Foster Landing at Foster Homestead - Supplemental Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, August 29, 2021
3. Foster Landing at Foster Homestead - Supplemental Marker
Plaque reads:
Tukwila, Washington
Centennial Project
Donated and Erected
by the
City of Tukwila
King County
Tukwila Historical Society
September, 1989
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 11, 2021. It was originally submitted on September 11, 2021, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 22 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 11, 2021, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

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